If you live in western North Carolina (Cherokee, Clay, Graham), Southeast Tennessee (Polk), or Northern Georgia (Towns, Union), and would like to improve your genealogy skills, you might want to consider taking one of our genealogy courses at Tri-County Community College in Peachtree, NC this Fall.
I will be offering one beginner class, an advanced class (you must have taken my beginner class to take an advanced course), or my new genealogy technology course on campus this Fall. The following are the classes that I will be teaching this Fall at Tri Community College in Peachtree, NC.
Researching an American Genealogy, Part 2 - Advanced Genealogy Course
For those who want to learn how to build pedigrees and reconstruct family groups, tying them from one generation to the next, this course is a must. This course also has value to other researchers. Historians, demographers, and sociologists studying people in the past will find that this course will provide important guidance in assessing which records will provide the facts needed. Part 2 of this popular advanced genealogy course will cover in-depth records and their uses. This course will look at vital records; census; probate and basic legal terminology; land records; court, church; and military records; and many more.
Prerequisite: Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy Course
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday Nights (13 weeks)
August 21 - November 13, 2012
Planting Your Family Tree Online - Genealogy Technology Course
When you decided to work on your family history, you undoubtedly learned about places you should go (libraries, archives, courthouses, cemeteries, etc.) and tools you should use (libraries, catalogs, microfilm, etc.). As genealogists, we should seek out new resources and adopt new tools that may prove valuable in our research. This course will accomplish that by introducing you to new technology "places" and tools that you can use in your genealogy research. Social networking; blogs; wikis; photo and video sharing; genealogy software: free, paid and on the web; and online trees are just a few of the topics to be covered in this new technology related course.
Prerequisite: This course is open to all, but a basic understanding of genealogy principles and computer technology is strongly recommended.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday (10 weeks)
September 5 - November 7, 2012
Who Do You Think You Are? - Beginning/Intermediate Genealogy Course
NBC's TV program Who Do You Think You Are? sparked a lot of interest in genealogy research. If you would like to learn how to do your own family research then this course is for you. Some of the course material includes the usage of a variety of record sources in the pursuit of ancestor hunting. Sources such as vital records, census, church records, court, military, land property, and tax records will be discussed in detail. Genealogy basics as well as advanced topics such as DNA testing will be included as part of this course. This course is a requirement to take any of the advanced genealogy courses offered at TCCC.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday (14 weeks)
August 16 - November 15, 2012
You can sign up for any of these genealogy courses by contacting Lisa Long, the director of community outreach at TCCC via phone 828-837-6810. Your instructor this Fall will be syndicated genealogy columnists Larry Van Horn. You can check out his bio on his genealogy blog at http://family-genealogy.blogspot.com/2012/05/fall-2012-genea...